What is diapering?
An essential part of every baby’s care is diapering. Until a child is toilet-trained, usually by 3 years of age, diapers are used to collect urine and bowel movements. It is estimated that a baby uses six to ten diapers each day – this translates to about 2,000 to 3,000 diapers each year. With so many diaper changes, parents want to know how to make this task quicker and easier. Generally, there are two choices – cloth or disposable, and each type has advantages and disadvantages. There is no clear answer as to which is best. Parents need to decide what works best for their individual baby and family. Many families choose to use some of both. Listed below are some of the pros and cons of each type of diaper.